Boeing appears finally on track to resume 787 deliveries

April 25, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing appears on a path to resume deliveries of the 787 in the second half of this year. Filings by American and United airlines with the US Securities and Exchange Commission show… Read More

Understanding ODAs

 Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 19, 2022, © Leeham News: Following 737 MAX grounding, Boeing was found to have exerted undue influence on their ODA unit and its members. ODA stands for Organization Designation Authorization…. Read More

Boeing’s Product Certification Timelines and Challenges

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 18, 2022, © Leeham News: US Rep. Peter DeFazio, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is on record opposing a certification extension for the Boeing 737-10 Max. Under legislation… Read More

Forecast 2022: Boeing hopes for the best on pandemic, 787, MAX

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Dec. 20, 2021, © Leeham News: To say that last two years have been challenging for Boeing is an understatement. But for the first time in a long time, officials appear optimistic… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 3. Certification rules overview.

May 14, 2021, ©. Leeham News: The certification rules for different aeronautical vehicles are specific for each airworthiness jurisdiction. It means each country has its own rules for all the categories we listed in the last article. However,… Read More

Senate report reveals FAA retaliation, hostile culture

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Dec. 21, 2020, © Leeham News: The US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Friday issued a damning report taking Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration to task. A 20-month investigation began… Read More

Pontifications: Deferrals, bankruptcies continue; order recovery far off

June 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Although more passengers are flowing through airports and airlines are adding back service, airplane order deferrals continue. Airline bankruptcies do, too. LEVEL’s short haul operation went into bankruptcy last week. LATAM Argentina… Read More

HOTR: Boeing still sees MAX 3Q recertification

By the Leeham News staff June 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Despite COVID slowdowns, Boeing still expects recertification of the 737 MAX in the third quarter, say people familiar with the situation. Whether this timetable proves out remains… Read More

Pontifications: Critical step in Boeing MAX recertification target: May

March 30, 2020, © Leeham News: Barring further issues, the FAA Type Inspection Authorization for the MAX is targeted for the second half of May, LNA learned. This is a critical step in recertifying the airplane. Also barring more… Read More

MAX, 777X certification questions abound at Singapore Airshow

By Judson Rollins February 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Despite depressed turnout at this year’s Singapore Airshow, there was still plenty of conversation around the return to service for Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX – and potential impacts on… Read More